The Cooperative African Newspapers Project is an initiative to enhance the utilization of newspapers as a source of information about Africa. The project explores issues related to the preservation of this ephemeral and fragile form of publication and access to contents through traditional and new technologies.

The core of the Cooperative African Newspapers Project is the African Newspapers Union List (AFRINUL), a centralized electronic database of holdings information for newspapers (all formats and all languages) published in sub-Saharan Africa. AFRINUL currently consolidates holdings information for collections in North America, and will expand to include holdings in Africa, Europe, and elsewhere.

For questions on CRL administration of AFRINUL, contact Judy Alspach.

See also the CRL resources below related to Africa:

CAMP Preserves Zimbabwe Newspapers

The Cooperative African Microform Project microfilmed a set of Zimbabwean newspapers collected by the Library of Congress office in Nairobi, including The Worker, Zimbabwe Standard, Business Tribune, City Observer, and others.